CHINA: Trial by Sound-Truck

"I have not been corrupt," insisted one honest Shanghai druggist. "I don't care how long you investigate. You can shoot me if you like, but I am not going to confess." It did him no good. The "masses present," said Shanghai's Communist Liberation Daily, merely became angry; they demanded his arrest anyway. "Thus was one more stubborn tiger sniffed out and exterminated."

Earsplitting Indictment. Tiger, in China's current Communist jargon, means corrupt capitalist. But last week, as Red China's tiger hunt (TIME, March 17) screamed into new heights of shrill persecution, the quarry seemed less like vicious beasts of the...

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